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Popular Library of Literary Treasures; Decision of Character, Representative Men and English Traits, Essays on Love, Friendship, Heroism, Character, and Essays Civil and Moral

£25.00
SKU LAN9043

Ward, Lock and Co.'s Popular Library of Literary Treasures. Edited by G.T. Bettany, M.A.;

4 volumes bound as one;

On Decision of Character and On A Man's Writing Memoirs of Himself, by John Foster, With a Life of the Author;

Representative Men and English Traits, by Ralph Waldo Emerson;

Essays on Love, Friendship, Heroism, Character, &c., by Ralph Waldo Emerson;

Essays Civil and Moral, with Characters of Queen Elizabeth and Julius Caesar, by Francis, Lord Bacon. With an Introduction by Professor John Stuart Blackie, F.R.S.E.

Published by Ward, Lock and Co., London. Undated, but c. 1886 (based on Worldcat listings).

A good hardback with tan lather spine and corners. Raised bands and black and burgundy morocco labels to spine with gilt titles and decals. Brown cloth over boards. Some bumping and wear with some stains to cloth. Front endpaper cracked at inner hinge, but still soundly bound. Previous owner's signature to blank free endpaper. Marbled edges to text block, with dust toned top edge.

The text is clean and bright throughout.

Text in English.

xv + 100pp + 128pp + iv + 128pp + ix + 10-126pp.

Dimensions: approx 176mm high x 126mm wide x 32mm deep.

Weight: approximately 507g (unpacked).